Five rape cases reported in UP

Lucknow: Four minor girls and a woman were raped in separate incidents in Uttar Pradesh.

A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped in the state capital yesterday in Gudamba area by her neighbour Arvind (20), who was later caught by locals, who beat him up and handed over to the police.

In Muzaffarnagar, a 14-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped by three youths and later gangraped by them in Khatoli town yesterday.

Three accused identified as Rahul, Vikrant and Nitu are absconding.

In Barabanki, a minor handicap girl was allegedly raped by a tempo driver Omkar (28) in Jahangirabad area yesterday after which tension prevailed in the village, where heavy police force has been deployed to check any untoward incident.

The police has arrested accused Onkar.

In a separate incident in the same district, a married woman was raped by two men identified as Sonu and Basant Singh yesterday when she was alone in her house in Kothi area.

In Badaun, a seven-year-old girl was raped in Ujhani area yesterday by an unidentified person.

The incident took place when the girl went to her field.

Later, her family found her in the field writhing in pain in serious condition.